Foster Placements: Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

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Subject Index
The letter n refers to notes at the end of a chapter
abuse 146–8, 158
birth family, forbidding contact with 176–7, 179
carers and previous allegations of 185–6
case studies 96–7, 110–11
and disturbance 153
emotional 147, 148, 153, 158, 168, 177
physical 147, 148, 177
as reason for placement 23, 24, 234
sexual 146, 147, 148, 153, 177
adolescent attitude/behaviour problems 79–80, 92
adoption
adoptive families 163
by carers 66–7, 87, 236, 237
as destination 36, 38–40, 43
outcomes of cases involving 66–8, 142
'affinity' 244
age of children
and abuse 147–8
at admission to care system 20
and attachment difficulties 151–2
and destination at follow-up 36–7, 38
and disruption 138
distribution 17–18
and placement with siblings 166–7
and special needs 149
aggression 227–8, 246
aloofness/stoicism 151–2, 153, 223, 224
attachment
ambivalent 118–19
attachment-sensitive times 103
carers' handling of 103–4, 121–6, 131
changes in children 223–4, 228–30
and 'chemistry' 121–3
childlike 151–2, 153, 155, 158, 223
and disturbance 153
and matching 86–7
ratings of difficulties 150–2
relationship with child/carer/birth family 123–4
and responsive parenting 102, 103–4, 131
theory 248–9
attitude problems 79–80
attractiveness of child 74–5, 92
behavioural breakdowns 139–40
behavioural interventions 227–8, 246
behavioural problems see difficult behaviour
behaviour in social situations, changes in 225, 226
birth families 73, 160–79
and attachment 118–19, 123–4
carers' approach to 90–1, 92, 106, 108, 114, 123–4, 245
and case studies 100, 106, 108, 114, 118–19, 120
barriers to contact with 170–2, 174
children's wish to be with 77
composition 162–3
conclusions on 244–5
contact with 160–2, 168–77
carers' disaffection with social workers 201–2
carers' views 171, 172–4
children's views 60, 245
conclusions on 245
and destinations 175
and distance 171
forbidden 171, 176–7, 179, 216, 217
frequency 170, 174–5
and outcomes 174–7
purposes of 169
quality of 175
and return home 161–2, 171–2, 174
role of carers 170
role of social workers 199
influence on behaviour 127–8, 173
relative placements 161, 163–5, 177–8, 179, 236, 237, 256
return to see home, return to siblings 166–8, 178
breakdown see disruption(s)
breaks, for foster carers 208–9
bridging placements 238, 239
bureaucratic intrusions 52
care from carers 81–4
care episodes 19–22, 139–40
care plan, willingness to work with 26
careers of children in care system 19–22, 60–1, 138–41
carers
adoption by 66–7, 87, 236, 237
back-up outside working hours 210
breaks 208–9
contacts with after placement 41–2
contribution to outcomes 73, 80–5, 92, 132, 186–95
age and experience 181–2
approach to birth family 90–1, 92, 106, 108, 114, 123–4, 245
characteristics 181–6
child orientation 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 221, 227, 228–9
conclusions on 242–3
distress scores 194

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